Make Cool Stuff.
Installations & Exhibits
Idea Fab Labs produces hands-on science museum exhibits such as the Augmented Reality Sandbox, LED Ceiling, and other unique projects and installations.
Need something unique produced with a laser cutter, CNC, 3D printer, electronics, etc? We may be able to help.
Idea Fab Labs are member-driven creation zones located in Chico and Santa Cruz, California. The Idea Fab Labs Chico facility is located at 603 Orange St, four blocks from CSU, Chico with multiple workspaces, access to standard and high-tech tools, a gallery, indoor and outdoor areas for group activities, and an active community of makers, designers, artists, programmers and more.
Meet and collaborate with people who are interested in electronics, programming and future-art. Idea Fab Labs is an open source, do-it-yourself culture! We facilitate educational classes and workshops including Safety and Basic Use classes as well as a rotating catalog of offerings on more advanced and specialized topics, including guest teachers.
High Tech Art
The Idea Fab Labs gallery presents intriguing exhibitions that blur the lines between art and technology. Take a peek into futuristic minds from around the world. We provide a channel for consumption of technologically inspired artistry.
Resident Artist Incubator
We offer an 8 week Resident Artist Incubator Program which includes coaching and guidance in tools, techniques, marketing and more and culminates in a gallery exhibition.
Tour the Fab Lab!
Check out the virtual tour that our friends at Third Eye Visuals made for us!
DUE TO IFL BEING CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS FOR CLOSE TO 2.5 YEARS SOME PARTS OF THE BUILDING ARE NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS, AS THEY ARE NOW HOME TO OTHER BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS. WE HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP THIS 3D TOUR UP ON THE WEBSITE BECAUSE IT IS JUST SO COOL, BUT PLEASE NOTE IT IS HERE FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES RATHER THAN BEING AN ACCURATE PRESENTATION OF THE CURRENT STATE OF THE LAB.